Cowichan Neighbourhood House Association (CNHA) is made up
of over 100 members, & runs almost entirely on
volunteer labour. We are both a Community Resource Centre
and a Youth Centre. In essence, though, the CNHA is an
association of neighbours helping neighbours -- financed by
donations, and run on volunteer spirit.
would like to in particular thank our local service
organizations The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #191, The
Rotary Club, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles for their
generous support of our programs. Many local businesses
have supported us including the Coastal Community Spirit
Fund and the Island Savings GIFT program. We are
pleased that for 2012 we are a United Way Member Agency.
1997, the Cowichan Neighbourhood House moved into the Old
Chemainus Fire Hall, located at 9796 Willow Street in
Chemainus, BC, across from Water Wheel Park, and a
few doors down from the Seniors' Centre & the
Food Bank(see map,
It is from the Old Chemainus Fire Hall that we run our
Community Resource Centre and
thousands of volunteer hours and generous donations have
been spent fixing up the Old Chemainus Fire Hall to create
a warm and welcoming space. The main youth drop-in space is
filled with numerous activities including computers
(free internet access), pool tables, foosball
tables, air hockey table and a ping pong
table. As well there are some comfy couches and a
place to play Wii.
also has a family resource room, a counseling space as well
as a wheelchair accessible washroom.
is a gymnasium
with a sound
large enough for workshops, concerts, and family events.
The building also houses a large kitchen
2 TV sets with DVD players, a stereo, a piano, an organ,
and a host of other resources for family and youth who need
a place to go.
We rent our
facilities for non-alcohol events. (See rental
Cowichan Neighbourhood House is a non-profit volunteer
organization, which means we depend on community members
like you to exist. Simply put, the CNHA is us - its
members, volunteers and its community supporters. You can
get involved by attending meetings, joining a committee,
volunteering, becoming a
member, or by simply
participating in our many family
and youth activities. If
you cannot help by participating, we would greatly
appreciate any donation you can
provide (computers, books, food, clothing, money, etc.).
For information, please contact us.
like to receive regular email updates from the CNHA? Please
email us to join our member or volunteer list: cnhaoffice
Neighbourhood House Association
address & contact information:
Box 457 Chemainus, BC
E-mail: cnhaoffice (at)
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events at Old Chemainus Fire Hall, 9796 Willow St.,
List of Activities _________________
We are accepting registrations for the
following workshops. Please phone (250) 246-3203. We
need at least 14 participants in order to hold the
- Canning workshops (Somenos Women's Institute
- Communication &
- Let it Shine Kids
- Healthy Soup on Tuesdays with Mo
- Eat Well on a Limited Budget Program
healthy heart and diabetes health issues)
(Once a week on Friday's)
Date: May 17
– June 21
Time: 12 - 3pm
- Volunteer Training
Good Food Box
20lbs of fruits and vegetables for $10!
Come to the Neighbourhood House
and write your ideas down on the poster board for what
you want to do this summer.
that certificates are ready for pick up at
the CNHA Office!
Furniture Donations Needed
for recent fire
victims in Chemainus. Any donations welcomed. Please
contact us at 250-246-3203 or email cnhaoffice (at)